Author(s): Anne Cassidy
From the author of the critically acclaimed, LOOKING FOR JJ, shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize in 2004 and the Carnegie Medal in 2005. A raw, powerful, moving tale about a girl attempting to deal with the aftermath of a sexual attack. My name is Stacey Woods and I was raped. Stacey is the victim of a terrible sexual attack. She does not feel able to go to the police, or talk about it to anybody other than her best friend, Patrice. Patrice, outraged, when she cannot persuade her to go to the police, encourages Stacey to write everything down. This is Stacey's story. A tautly told and important book, perfect for readers of Asking for It by Louise O'Neill.
PUBLICATION JANUARY 2017
A raw, powerful, moving tale about a girl attempting to deal with the aftermath of a sexual attack
This harrowing account of a sexual assault is one in a long line of vital YA books that speak out for teen victims. Growing out of Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak and Louise O'Neill's Asking For It, No Virgin tackles the muddy aftermath of rape, what it means to talk about it out loud, and what it means to tell your story Buzzfeed UK What No Virgin does highlight is the power and privilege of the white middle class male. Something that sadly is relevant in too many rape cases - in particular cases that have hit to news in the past couple of months (...) No Virgin is brilliant. No one could ever accuse Anne Cassidy of shying away from hard, difficult but important issues and No Virgin is a prime example of this Lisa Talks About This harrowing account of a sexual assault is one in a long line of vital YA books that speak out for teen victims. Growing out of Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak and Louise O'Neill's Asking For It, No Virgin tackles the muddy aftermath of rape, what it means to talk about it out loud, and what it means to tell your story Love Reading 4 Kids Cassidy really gets into the mindset of the victim in this book...gets under your skin and takes an unflinching look at rape victims and blame culture. It's an important read, and I'd recommend you pick it up Maia and a Little More This has been a quick and short read that talks about the difficult subject of rape. I believe that this is a powerful novel, and it shows you how it really is from the perspective of the victim of sexual assault My Trending Stories The opening sentences of the book had me instantly drawn in and hooked. God, it really does pack a punch. Raw emotion and heart ache and unfortunately a real life and horrifying situation The Book Geek Wears Pyjamas
Anne Cassidy was born in London in 1952. She was an awkward teenager who spent the Swinging Sixties stuck in a convent school trying, dismally, to learn Latin. She was always falling in love and having her heart broken. She worked in a bank for five years until she finally grew up. She then went to college before becoming a teacher for many years. In 2000 Anne became a full time writer, specialising in crime stories and thrillers for teenagers. In 2004 LOOKING FOR JJ was published to great acclaim, going on to be shortlisted for the 2004 Whitbread Prize and the 2005 Carnegie Medal. Follow Anne at www.annecassidy.com or on Twitter: @annecassidy6